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Seeking mastering for modern hip hop/80s pop/indie dance rock album
Old 18th October 2013
Smile Seeking mastering for modern hip hop/80s pop/indie dance rock album

Hey ME's,

We're finally finished with mixing our album and are now on the hunt for some stellar mastering (we prefer OTB) that fits the project. We're looking to invest in mastering a full album (12-14 tracks + radio edits of most of those tracks). We're seeking a cozy, warm, but slick and modern home for our unique sound, so if the project goes well, we would likely be interested in creating a long-term relationship.

What's really important to us is careful sculpting, a seasoned refined ear, appreciation of the styles and influences, and last but not least, an ME whose not afraid to make something sexy, different, push it and go rough when needed. While we want it loud and competitive, at the end of the day, we're most concerned with audio quality.

Here's the .wav mix of one of the tracks. Please feel free to DL, give it a shot, and post back on the thread. We'd be honored and looking forward to hearing samples, and discussing budget.


-David & Adam


Here is the eclectic mix we identify with and aspire to as far as overall character:

Penguin Prison- Don't **** With My Money
Theophilus London - Hum Drum Town
Shinichi Osawa- Star Guitar
The Whip- Trash
Swedish House Mafia- Dont You Worry Child
Die Antword- Enter the Ninja
Outkast- Dracula's Wedding
Anything by The Strokes, The Killers, Bravery, etc
Old 20th October 2013
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Old 20th October 2013
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PMed with sample
Old 24th October 2013
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pm sent with sample
Old 1st November 2013
Hey everyone...

We've gotten in some amazing sample masters, an overwhelming amount, and it's been a real honor to hear submissions. There are many talented mastering engineers on this forum. Adam and I have narrowed down the submissions to 3 that we feel work the best for our sound. We're going to keep the submissions open until Sunday night, so if anyone else just reading this would like to submit, please feel free. After then, we will scramble to make a decision, and keep you posted.

Thanks again, and looking forward to the decision!


David and Adam
Old 13th November 2013
Here is a late entry: PRMR V4.wav
Old 3rd December 2013
Hey everyone,

Thank you so much for all of your submissions. There were many fantastic sounding tracks we received, and it was extremely difficult to gauge which ones worked better for this project. It basically came down to how the tone/dynamic character would potentially work for the rest of the album, since only hearing a demo for one song can be hit or miss. For the top 3-5 demos we received (out of the 20 some we got in), we will certainly contact you if there is a project that fits that particular sound, as these were excellent in their own way. We have many friend artists and are glad and excited to recommend your services to them when the chance arises.

One of the Gearslutz submissions stood out in a way we found to be the warmest and smoothest, as well as a nice balance between bright and dark, and most importantly, retaining the most of the dynamics while still being meeting our loudness requirements. That demo came from Dominique Brethes of Flow Mastering in London (Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Kills, Ultramarine). And so Adam and I have decided to go with Dominique for this project, and we are honored to move forward with him.

Thank you all very much again, and it has been our absolute honor to have received submissions of everyone's amazing work. We plan on staying in touch, and wish you great luck with future projects!


David and Adam
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